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Recovery Techniques for Athletes

By |April 9th, 2018|

Recovery is a key component of any training program. There are a large variety of recovery techniques that prove to restore the human body both psychologically and physiologically. These techniques are crucial in decreasing tissue trauma and inflammation and correcting the muscular imbalance. 

2018 Expectations: OCR Do’s and Don’ts

By |February 7th, 2018|

Rejoice, OCR enthusiasts, the season is here! We’ve had a long winter, but the first mud has been cleaned off of our collective sneakers after Spartan Race’s SoCal Super and Sprint weekend!

The Captain Kaufmann Fit Challenge: Keep Pushing Yourself in 2018.

By |February 6th, 2018|

How’s that resolution holding up? Are you as dedicated as ever, or are your workouts becoming stale? You finished last month’s challenge, but have you neglected the teachings of the one before? It’s imperative to keep yourself motivated, and with that comes the issue of developing a plan that hits all of your key muscles, without sending your fitness routine into autopilot.

Core Strength and OCR

By |January 11th, 2018|

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

The OCR Beast Grip Strength Challenge: Do You Even Hang?

By |December 21st, 2017|

If you haven’t tended to sore hands, massaged burning forearms or checked Instagram in December, you probably haven’t heard of one of the most grueling training challenges proposed to OCR enthusiasts. The brainchild of OCR Beast founder and coach, “Spartan” Spencer Mahoney, the Dead Hang Challenge focuses on developing improved grip strength and of course, those epic “Popeye forearms.”

OCR 101: Hill Training

By |November 27th, 2017|

Hill training is one of the most important components of a solid OCR routine. Learn the basics of hill training in this OCR 101 article.

Training Tuesday: Creating an OCR Inspired Workout

By |November 7th, 2017|

Congratulations, you've registered for an Obstacle Course Race! Now it's time to put in the work and start training!  For best results, give yourself a solid 6-8 week of training before your race date. I have developed 5 step OCR specific process to take you from where you are to where you want to be; the finish line.

OCR Gym Profiles: Platinum OCR

By |August 2nd, 2016|

This is the second part in our series of reviews of training options for obstacle course racing in Southern California; last time, my friends and I hit up MROC in Oceanside; this time, we move inland to Fallbrook, and went to play with Nicole Kifer at Platinum OCR. The contrast between the two couldn't be greater. The first is in a formal and compact gym space behind a mini-mall; Platinum OCR is an outdoor obstacle course and training center built by Nicole and her family on her brother's 7-acre plot of land.

Trainer Tuesday: Build Your OCR Season

By |January 26th, 2016|

Mud Run Guide is proud to announce a new series, Trainer Tuesday. Each Tuesday we bring you training trips from some of the top OCR Trainers in the industry. We have teamed up this week with Yancy Camp to bring you insight from one of the top trainers in the industry. Yancy Culp shares his [...]

6 Steps to Becoming an Obstacle Racer: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Are you new to the sport of Obstacle Course Racing? Don't worry, we'll show you there's nothing to fear, and drop all the knowledge bombs we possibly can to show you THIS SPORT IS FOR YOU! If you're already an OCR athlete, then share this with your friends & family so they can begin to understand "that crazy thing you do on the weekend." Who knows, they may realize it's about time to join you for some fun of their own!

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